Be firm but polite. Introduce yourself. This is going to your representative, so let them know you live in the district and are his/her constituent. That’s why the form asks your address.
Things you might mention about the amendment:
Wyoming can’t afford to manage the federal public lands within its borders. No amendment can change that.
The state has a long history of selling public land, closing off access, and prohibiting outdoors activities on its lands.
The amendment signals that Wyoming is okay with public land transfer. We are not okay with it.
The amendment is full of loopholes. It does not, for instance, prohibit the state from leasing public land for decades. It does not define what “access” or “value” mean in relation to land exchanges.
Public lands currently require public input into their management, and seek a balanced approach to development that protects wildlife, clean air and water. State management guarantees none of those protections.
Outdoor recreation is a huge and growing part of Wyoming’s economy and depends on open public lands.
Lawmakers pursuing land transfer are wasting time, money, and not listening to their constituents. Why should this make us trust them to manage the state’s most precious asset?Personalize your message by saying why public lands are important to you. Be specific about how and where you enjoy public lands.